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Wolves Beat Trojans For First Win
By: Kevin Kyzar
MOORHEAD – The Co-Lin Football team took to the road for the second straight week of the 2022 season to face off against Mississippi Delta on Thursday, September 8. The Wolves overcame a shaky first half and dominated the second half of the game to earn a 37-7 win.
The Trojans opened the game completing eight of nine pass attempts on a 71-yard touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead. The Wolves responded on their opening possession with an 11 play, 70-yard scoring drive capped off by with a 28-yard field goal by freshman kicker Corey Case (Brookhaven) to make the score 7-3 with 5:36 remaining in the first quarter.
The score remained there until midway through the second quarter when sophomore quarterback DeVon Tott (Mandeville, LA) connected with freshman receiver Antrelle Sims (Wesson) on a 21-yard catch and run for a touchdown. The successful PAT by Case gave the Wolves a 10-7 lead with 4:59 remaining in the second quarter. The Wolves looked to extend their lead at the end of the first half with a field goal, but the Trojans blocked the attempt as time ran out to maintain their 10-7 lead going to the locker rooms at halftime.
The Wolves got their 27-point second half started early in the third quarter as Tott completed a screen pass to freshman running back Johnnie Daniels (Crystal Springs) who scored from 28 yards out while a successful PAT increased the Wolves lead to 17-7 with 8:56 remaining in the quarter. The Wolf Pack defense then forced a fumble on the ensuing drive by the Trojans and recovered the ball on Trojans 25-yard line. Kyjuan Herndon (Jacksonville, FL) then had a scoring drive all to himself as he rushed the ball three times and scoring on the final carry from ten yards out. The Wolves missed the PAT, but the lead stood at 23-7 with 7:09 left in the third quarter.
The final two touchdowns for the Wolves came in the fourth quarter with the first coming on a 32-yard rush by sophomore running back Antonio Luckett (Carthage, MS) while Herndon later scored his second touchdown of the game on an eight-yard rush. Both PATs were good to give the final score of 37-7.
DeVon Tott completed 20 of 38 pass attempts for 217 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while Kyjuan Herndon led the rushing attack with 92 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns and Johnnie Daniels added 73 yards on 11 carries. Antonio Luckett had 64 yards on six carries with one touchdown.
The Wolves had nine different players with a reception during the game led by sophomore receiver Tyquan Henderson (Canton) with 63 yards on five receptions. Johnnie Daniels added 38 yards on two receptions with one touchdown while Antrelle Sims had three receptions for 35 yards with one touchdown and Jaylen Smith (Jacksonville, FL) had 21 yards on three receptions. Sophomore receiver Jerrick Wooten (Byahlia) and freshman receiver Carlos Martin (Laurel) had two receptions each with Antonio Luckett, sophomore receiver James Singleton, Jr. (Natchez) and freshman receiver O’Ryan James (Houma, LA) adding one reception each.
Sophomore linebacker Ja’Len Sims (Birmingham, AL) led the Wolves defense with 10 total tackles including two sacks, two and a half tackles for loss, and one forced fumblre while sophomore defensive lineman Kadarius Miller (Magnolia) had nine total tackles including one and a half tackles for loss along with one fumble recovery. Freshman defensive back Kaden Dukes (Petal) had six total tackles with sophomore defensive back Ques McNeal (Ackerman), sophomore linebackers Jamal Pye (Byhalia) and Nate White (Orlando, FL) and freshman defensive back Andrew Johnson (Olive Branch) adding five tackles each. McNeal had one tackle for loss and one pass breakup while White had two sacks, three tackles for loss, and one forced fumble with Pye adding one forced fumble also. Freshman defensive back Davion Roby (Kosciusko) had two pass breakups while freshman defensive back Navarion Benson (Crystal Springs) had one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.
Co-Lin is now 1-1 overall on the season and will have their home opener, which also opens South Division play, hosting No. 9 Jones. Kickoff between the Wolves and the Bobcats is set for 6:30 p.m., at Stone Stadium in Wesson.
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